SBA Award

Bravo Auto Sales & Service, Inc.


Partnerships formed in 2013 when George Sotiropoulos and wife Susan Scanlon had interest in moving to the site of the former Sainsbury & O’Connell Auto Sales & Service location.  Owned since 1977, Bob Sainsbury stayed on as an employee when Sotiropoulos took over and the pair combined workforces to have four ASE certified technicians working full time.  Sotiropoulos has made sure to keep the same values of excellent personal service that Sainsbury had, while using modern computer diagnostic software and current technology to service all types of vehicles.


WBDC participated with Commerce Bank & Trust Company to structure the financial funding for Bravo Auto Sales.  The WBDC made sure the process from application through closing was seamless to complete the acquisition.  With the help of the SBA 504 Loan Program, Sotiropoulos and Scanlon pursued their business plan of acquiring their current garage on May Street in Worcester, MA.


Open 6 days a week, Bravo Auto Sales & Service, Inc. prides itself on customer service for the local community as well as their reputation for honest, excellent service.  For creating new jobs and expanding the regional tax base, the WBDC is honored to present Bravo Auto Sales & Service, Inc. with the 2017 SBA Highlight Award.